Nordoff Robbins have announced that the award-winning classical trumpeter Alison Balsom is to receive the PPL Classical Award at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.
The artists honoured alongside Alison at this year’s ceremony include Coldplay (Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award ) and Labrinth (American Express Innovation Award). Previous winners of the award, which originated in 1976, include The Who, Paul McCartney, Sting, Take That, Muse and Elton John.
Alison Balsom says,
“I am truly honoured to be receiving the PPL Classical Award at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards. I am so proud to be involved with something so vital and life-changing for so many people. As a musician, I can't think of a more valuable thing for me to do than to help highlight the constant need for a charity such as Nordoff Robbins. The value of something which is abstract and yet healing, unquantifiable, and yet so obviously transforming, is something that we as musicians live and breathe every day. I am so moved to see it being shared so skilfully in music therapy, helping so many children and adults in so many profound ways."
David Munns, Nordoff Robbins Chairman, said,
“Alison is an incredible talent and is the perfect choice for our PPL Classical Award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards this year. She represents everything that is good and innovative about classical music today."
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